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2014-07-23 23:22:51

Local Dentist and staff from Dental 2000 gathered with other leading colleagues for the semi-annual MGE Benefit Dinner where funds were raised to provide hundreds of thousands of books to youth in a frontal assault on one of the major sources of economic destruction in America. Totowa, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dr. Larry Kaplan and concerned leading dentists from across the nation gathered at the MGE Management Experts Benefit Dinner May 30, in St. Petersburg, FL. Government officials and...

2014-07-09 12:20:32

National Mobile Literacy Program Provides Free Books to Children in the Community BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile literacy program and CITGO Fueling Good winner Bess the Book Bus continued its national tour with stops across Indiana in May. Bess, with support from local CITGO Marketers Freedom Oil Company and C&S Inc., delivered free books and promoted childhood literacy by reading aloud to pre-K and kindergarten students in Bloomington and Warsaw. More...

2014-07-01 23:13:05

This year, the number of winning libraries is expanded to three. Libraries from Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas each win an Early Literacy Station™ computer from AWE. Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 AWE, Inc. announced the winners of its 2014 Video Contest for Public Libraries at its annual breakfast event for customers at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 28, 2014. Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas; Marian Sutherland Kirby...

2014-06-17 08:38:19

Shape The Future program provides digital devices at a reduced cost to public school boards across Canada TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Microsoft Canada announced today the launch of Shape the Future, a program which provides access to leading-edge digital devices, software and applications to public school boards (with students from Kindergarten to secondary school) across Canada at a reduced cost. The program will help Canadian schools bridge the digital divide for all of their...

2014-06-04 08:42:06

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Literacy is proud to announce Version 16 of its flagship suite of Accessibility Software, now including the launch of Premier Cloud Connect(©). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/94037 Premier Literacy is once again expanding the horizons of innovation for accessible learning. Increasingly, the future of student success requires access to resources in "the Cloud" and now Premier Literacy takes you there. The latest...

2014-06-03 12:30:30

Ways to encourage optional reading while still having fun in the sun NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the final bell of the school year gets ready to ring, millions of children across the country are eagerly awaiting a break from homework, assignments and textbooks. Unfortunately, many of them will also stop reading while enjoying their three months of freedom from the classroom. Experts stress the importance of keeping kids reading and using the summer as the perfect time to instill...

2014-05-28 12:27:27

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation announces 2014 Literacy Fund recipients, donating $1.5 Million to 20 high-needs Canadian elementary schools TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - During the past 10 years, more than 1.5 million books have made their way into the hands of children through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. If the amount of books supplied were stacked on top of each other they would equal the height of 20 CN Towers, or laid end-to-end, they would span the length of...

Students With Low IQ Learn To Read At 1st-grade Level After Persistent, Intensive Instruction
2014-05-22 03:46:36

Watch The Video: Never Give Up! Low IQ Students Learn To Read ] Margaret Allen, Southern Methodist University Study offers hope for all struggling readers after large sample of special education students and students with low IQ significantly improved their reading ability over several academic years The findings of a pioneering four-year educational study offer hope for thousands of children identified with intellectual disability or low IQ who have very little, if any,...

2014-05-20 23:10:34

Principal Attributes Success to Catapult Learning’s Literacy First Instructional Framework Camden, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Every third grade student at Lanier Elementary School of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed the state reading test this year, Lanier’s principal Robert Morris announced last week. Morris cited Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s nationally proven three-year instructional framework, as a key factor in the success of his economically and ethnically diverse student...

2014-05-14 23:15:43

Library Adds a Total of 13 Early Literacy Station™ and AfterSchool Edge™ Computers, Which Provide Early Learning Skills, School Readiness, Homework Help, and Learning Reinforcement for Children (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 The St. Charles-City County Library in St. Charles County, Mo., recently traded in seven AWE educational computer stations for 13 new units including nine Early Literacy Stations™, two Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Stations™, and two AfterSchool Edge™ computers....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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